GLOMOs Frequently Asked Questions
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
The GLOMO Awards were first presented in 1996. This year’s cycle, the GLOMO Awards 2020, will be the 25th year.
See eligibility sections within the individual awards categories. The GLOMO Awards recognise and celebrate all contributions made to the evolving and developing mobile industry. Companies and organisations from all over the world are welcome to enter in our wide range of categories covering broad aspects of the mobile industry. These awards encourage and support entries which grow and enhance the mobile eco-system and advance the value of mobile communications with noticeable benefits to the wider industry.
We honour those who most cherish the concept of the mobile community-of-interest, who in their coming together, have helped to generate value for the whole industry. Essentially, the awards are open to ALL players in the mobile communications eco-system, from mobile operators and manufacturers to industry participants and suppliers from converging industries such as the financial, energy, entertainment, advertising, computing, education, automotive, health, the Internet etc. and all others where mobile products and services are used or are being developed.
You can enter the Awards online here by completing the on-line entry form. The specific questions you will be asked are shown on the entry platform.
Multiple entries may be submitted. You can enter as many different categories as you wish. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit per category.
No. The awards are open to members and non-members of the Association, as above.
Entries for the GSMA’s GLOMO Awards 2019 are welcome now – completed entry forms and payment must be received by the official closing date of Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 5pm GMT.
Yes – Entry fees are payable for each entry submitted, as follows:
Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4
€ 450 per entry by GSMA Members / Associate Members
€ 500 per entry by Non GSMA Members
Category 5 – Tech4Good
€ 200 per entry for all Entrants
Note: There are no fees for entrants in Categories 6,7,8 and 9
Start-up Companies now qualify for a €200 rate per submission.
To qualify for the €200 Start-up Rate, companies must meet the following criteria:
- The company must be less than 4 years old (founded after 01/01/2015)
- The company employs less than 50 people
- The company annual turnover is less than €1,000,000
- Provide a URL to the company’s website confirming they are a start-up or a link to the company crunchbase profile must be supplied. Alternative sites will not be accepted.
Please note, if you incorrectly apply for the start-up rate and do not qualify for it, then your entry will be revoked and you will not be refunded the fee.
Entry fees are non-refundable once payment has been submitted.
As the GSMA is a non-profit organisation, the entry fees help cover the costs associated with the administration and processing of the large number of entries received. Fees also contribute towards publicity, marketing, communications and other costs for the awards as well as to the awards event itself.
Yes, although the spirit of these awards is such that emphasis is placed on innovation and tangible, beneficial advances in mobile communications. We strongly encourage that you should not submit the same product, service, initiative etc. as your previous winning entry, unless there have been significant new and innovative developments or enhancements which should be illustrated in your answers on the entry forms.
As above, the on-line entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide multimedia. You will have the ability to upload 3 additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 5MB each. These can be illustration pdfs, such as for customer testimonials, jpeg for photos or PowerPoint for technical diagrams or statistics, Word for text documents etc. but please keep these relevant to your entry and keep the pages to a minimum of one for each document.
You can also provide one URL to a video link for public video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo and if required, please make sure you provide a password.
Additional on-line documents are accepted for each categories (please check category description under ‘Entry process & Formats’). Video submissions are not mandatory, but significantly help the judges in terms of visualising the use case and understanding the innovation and user benefits.
Please keep supporting information submitted to a maximum of:
- One x 3 minute (maximum) video
- Three x 1 page documents with further information, images, graphics etc.
- 3 x web pages (which should be very specific to the entry) linked by URLs
Video: Please provide a URL link to your video (e.g. via YouTube, Vimeo or other public, English language video platforms) on the entry form and if required, please make sure you provide a password. Videos should ideally be in the English language, or with English sub titles please.
Other supporting information to a maximum of 3 x 1 page documents, could consist of independent information or data, extracts from analysts’ reports, testimonials or press articles, graphics etc. to support your entry. Please do make sure this supporting information is succinct and clear.
Web pages: If pointing judges to a website within your supporting materials or entry, please include a URL which is to very specific information relating to your entry, up to a maximum of three web pages, as judges will not have time to search websites looking for the pertinent information.
The on-line entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide the above links and documents. You will have the ability to upload 3 additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 5MB each. These can be pdfs, jpegs, Word documents or PowerPoint, but please, as above, keep these relevant to your entry and keep the pages to a minimum of one per document.
For some of the award submissions we request entrants to please provide a link to where the app can be downloaded on one of the main app stores, or your website and a redemption code for free access (if the app is not free) so that our judges can download and experience the app for themselves.
On completing and submitting the entry form, you will be sent an Entry Reference number which should be used in any queries.
The GSMA will announce the full shortlist of nominees during late January 2020
Entries will be judged against the criteria outlined in each of the category descriptions and the specific information requested on the entry forms. Assessment by the judges will take place in December 2019 and early January 2020 and discussions and decisions will be based solely on the information supplied by entrants. The decision of the judges will be final.
The GLOMO Awards Ceremony will take place at MWC Barcelona. The Ceremony will be open to all MWC attendees to attend. Further details on time, location and and information on pass types will be available nearer the time.
We typically enlist more than 250 independent judges from across the world. The panels comprise of leading industry and subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives.
You can follow updates on the GLOMO Awards on Twitter under #GLOMOAwards
You can find out more at www.mwcbarcelona.com
The GLOMO Awards Ceremony takes place at MWC Barcelona during the week of 24 February – 27 February 2020. Full details of the ceremony will be available nearer the time.
Press and media are of course welcome to attend the GLOMO Awards sessions, full details of the venue and schedule of presentations at MWC Barcelona 2020 will be available nearer the time.